For the first time since 1930 the world cup football seems to be heading for winter. Many scheduling conflicts arise with annual events.
The emirate is not short of sporting stars and enthusiastic expatriates, but something's missing.
Opponents say that time is running out to address widespread migrant labour abuses in Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup tournament.
This is the chance to take the tournament to the millions of football fans in the Middle East, writes the president of the Qatar Football Association.
Qatar will try to hold on to the World Cup prize, but will Fifa intervene? Owen Gibson outlines the possible options.
Gas-rich Qatar says it will contribute to the Darfur Development Strategy, which aims to help the war-devastated region become more self-reliant.
Fifa's secretary general has confirmed what most in the football world believe: Qatar's World Cup will be moved to later in 2022.
Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke told Radio France the football event would be held at year-end, but Fifa says no such decision has been made.
Companies building projects for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be forced to guarantee welfare standards for workers, in response to criticism.
Fifa boss Sepp Blatter has gone on the defensive over claims of widespread abuse of migrant workers preparing for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The US's decision to not strike Syria leaves Saudi Arabia and Qatar with a few options beyond continuing to fund one side in a military stalemate.
The country has a new emir, a small population and a lot of money to burn.
Qatar emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani has abdicated in favour of his 33-year-old son Sheikh Tamim, a first for the Arab world.
The Gulf state is daring to flex its diplomatic, cultural and military muscles. And the effects are being felt from the Shard to Syria.
Two South Africans, including a toddler, were among the 19 foreign nationals who had died in a fire that ripped through shopping mall in Qatar.
Leaders and officials attending the third World Investment Forum on Saturday called for channeling more investments to poor nations.
Is the clean development mechanism working? Crispian Olver gives a view of a debate that is relevant in developed and developing countries
Qatar has not said if it will sell alcohol at stadiums during the 2022 World Cup, but an official says he didn't see a reason to sell it at matches.
President Jacob Zuma is in for a busy few weeks as he leaves for Qatar on Monday to strengthen political and economic relations between the countries.